ERRATIC SPACES/THE LAND: An installation by Don Gill

THE LAND/an art site, Inc. presents

An installation by Don Gill

June 5-26, 2010
Opening reception and artist’s talk June 5, 5-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Saturday 11am-5pm and by appointment

THE LAND/gallery
419 Granite Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-1501

ERRATIC SPACE: Treating space as unmapped/unknown terrain that becomes known by wandering and examination. This wandering, in association with photography, video, GPS technology, and other forms of data collection, develops a map of both the physical terrain and the artist's experience of it. Erratic Spaces/THE LAND is a gallery installation based on the artist's February 2010 residency at THE LAND/an art site.

Multi-media artist DON GILL teaches at Lethbridge University, Alberta. In addition to New Mexico, recent art projects have taken him to D'Arcy Island, British Columbia and New South Wales, Australia.

THE LAND/an art site, Inc., a nonprofit organization, provides environmental artists with opportunities to work and exhibit in New Mexico, and works to promote awareness of environmental issues through the arts. THE LAND maintains offices, a resource center and a gallery space, THE LAND/gallery, in downtown Albuquerque, and a forty-acre outdoor site in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains devoted exclusively to site-specific, environmentally low-impact, land-based art.

CONTACT: THE LAND/an art site at (505) 242-1501

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Land Art Generator Initiative DEADLINE June 4th

Design Guide

The 2010 International Sculpture Conference in London

Earlier this month we had the honor of presenting at the 22nd annual International Sculpture Conference. LAGI was included in the panel "A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment" chaired by John Grande and also featuring John Roloffand Ian Hunter.

There was a lot of interest in the creative fusion of renewable energy infrastructure and public art and also the specific context of public art potential in the United Arab Emirates. The panel resulted in a very stimulating discussion and audience questions, and while there was some distance conceptually between the work of the panelists, there was a great thread that tied it all together: the necessity for new sculptural conceptions of landscape, be they agricultural, geological, ecological, or energy infrastructural. The continued relevance of sculptural intervention requires a constant reassessment in the context of contemporary cultural issues. Thoughtful sculptural interventions in the landscape can impart a new framework of understanding about fundamental cultural currencies such as water, food, energy, and ecology.

We thank the ISC for inviting us to be a part of this international event.

BarCamp UAE

The next edition of DoCamp will be held on 8th May 2010 at Dubai Internet City. (Block 1, DKV Conference Halls)

We will be holding a session titled, The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy: The Land Art Generator Initiative in Room A at 4:15PM.

See BarCampUAE for more information on the sessions and for a location map to the event.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.


ECO Friendly EXPO

We will be lecturing during the The Power of Green Lecture Series at the Eco Friendly Expo in New York City on May 27.

"The Eco Friendly Expo is a three-day event in the heart of New York City. Featuring Eco innovation and sustainable Design from all over the world! This trade show is a high-end marketplace that serves as a showcase for environmentally friendly companies, services and destinations, attracting both public and private sector buyers in the Tri-state area. Eco Friendly Expo is bringing Green to a Grand New Level!

The Show also features The Power of Green Lecture Series, including seminars with experts in different fields, book signings, and demonstrations. Participants include members of the Bloomberg Administration, School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, Barnes and Noble and the Food Network, among others.


We hope to see you at these upcoming events.

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A special thanks to the Friends of LAGI and in-kind supporters who have contributed their support to help make the competition possible:

Energy World Magazine
Reuben Andrews
Jane Meikle
Jude van der Merwe
Ramzi Jaber
Rhonda Hauff
John and Jennifer Ferry

We continue to seek support from individuals and institutions. Please visit ourSPONSORSHIP page for details.

José León Cerrillo closing

Please join us for a reception at the Schindler House to celebrate the conclusion of José León Cerrillo's project with a limited edition, co-publication between Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and LA art press Paper Chase Press.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to

This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of Schindler House admission ($7 general, $6 students)

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House

835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 651-1510

About the event
From January 30 - March 26, 2010, Mexico City-based artist José León Cerrillo took up residence at R.M. Schindler's Fitzpatrick-Leland House, reanimating the space through constant artistic production and punctuated events. On site, Cerrillo produced a series of posters riffing on the graphic programs of a variety of sources - from the familiar Art and Architecture portfolio of "lifestyle" modernism, to Schindler's and other LA-based architects' body of work, to the present-day modernist architectural imagery as translated in popular print media and advertising.

This work has been collected in a limited edition portfolio and publication to be on first view during this evening. Please contact info@nomadicdivision.orgfor more information or to purchase the edition.

About LAND
LAND is a non-profit public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond. VIA is a series of temporary public projects by contemporary artists from Mexico that is taking place throughout the year at multiple venues around Los Angeles.

This project made possible by Grants for New Projects (GNP). GNP is a non-profit, charitable entity that provides funding for curators and emerging artists to produce contemporary art projects.

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The Last-Hurrah Malibu Public Beaches Safaris


The Last-Hurrah Malibu Public Beaches Safaris
Sun. May 23 -- 9am, 11:30pm, and 2pm

We're wrapping up our 3-year Malibu project, and to celebrate our public beaches one last time, we're offering 3 (yes, three!) free mini-safaris. No sign-up required. All welcome!

What: Are you tired of Zuma and Surfrider? Want to find and use the the 20 miles of public beaches that are lined with private development? Our safaris will equip you with the advanced skills necessary to find and use the Malibu public beaches legally and safely. Activities include signwatching, trailblazing the public-private boundary, and a public easement potluck.

When: Choose 1 of the 3 start times (each lasts ~1 3/4 hrs). Please do not plan to join mid-safari.

Where: Come to the public beach accessway between 22140-22126 Pacific Coast Highway (~.5 mis west of Carbon Canyon Rd. and ~1 mi. east of Malibu pier). Park on either side of the PCH (cross with caution), and walk through the accessway to the beach. (Or take the 534 PCH bus!--nearest stop is Carbon Canyon Rd.-- Please allow for plenty of time to find a parking spot, since availability of beach parking is unpredictable.

Tip: Want the easiest parking?--Try the 9am safari.

Rangers should arrive at the base of the accessway (on the beach--look for the uniform) to assemble each safari at least 15 minutes in advance of each start time. If you arrive early, you can walk on the wet sand anywhere, and on the dry sand (at least 10 ft. from the houses) on the FIRST 4 PROPERTIES TO THE LEFT (downcoast). Please do not use the dry sand upcoast or elsewhere.

Bring: Snack for the potluck (just for you), water if you need it, sun protection, and extra layer for warmth.

Please note: No bathroom available at meeting point--Try the fast-food restaurants just upcoast on the PCH.

Dogs, sadly, are not allowed on the beaches.

Hope to see you at the beach!

Check out our new website!

A downloadable "Malibu Public Beaches" guide is available on our website.